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How to Use Economic Uncertainty to Gain Competitive Ground with Automation
This paper explores strategies for using automated storage and retrieval systems to gain a competitive edge during economic uncertainty. It discusses how to implement automation with minimal capital expense, and the importance of doing so during the COVID pandemic in order to secure long-term success.

Automate to return in 2024
McCormick Place in Chicago will host next year’s event May 6-9, 2024, and the show will be back in Detroit May 12-15, 2025.

Three Questions to Ask Before Implementing Goods-to-Person Technology
If you’re considering a goods-to-person deployment, we provide three questions you’ll need to answer.

For Carhartt, necessity is the mother of automation
An iconic American brand is partnering with DHL Supply Chain to build out a network to meet soaring demand. It’s also turning to flexible automation to optimize operations.

Robotics: Enthusiasm is translating into investment
This issue was designed to be a bit of a primer, a push to inspire those readers who’ve been on the fence, but are now moving forward on their plans to evaluate and apply some level of robotics and automation into their operations.

Materials handling robot basics
Are you ready? It’s time. Here’s a very short course on what robots can do and why you need to consider them to be part of your materials handling mix going forward. Warehouse Robotics Basics. Learn about the basics of robotics in the warehouse and distribution center.

6 River Systems handoff a sign for mobile robot vendors to demonstrate value, notes analysts
Investors and industry analysts noted that many autonomous mobile robot vendors aren't yet profitable, but they can still get more limited venture capital.

Intralogistics Robotics study 2023: More robots are coming to a warehouse near you
Our new Intralogistics Robotics Study proves just how vital robotics and automation are becoming to warehouses and DCs of all sizes­—and across all industries.

Software helps robots play nice
The latest robotics software trend is platforms that specialize in orchestrating interactions between different robotic systems and other “agents.” This multi-agent orchestration niche involves multiple players with varied approaches—but they all promise to smooth handoffs and speed up automation onboarding.

60 Seconds with Kevin Barker of A3 Motion Control
Modern's editor sat down with Kevin Barker, President of A3 Motion Control and Motors Technology Strategy Board to discuss warehouse automation. Warehouse automation and integration interview with Kevin Barker of A3 Motion Control

2023 Technology Roundtable: Evaluate and apply
In this annual event, we gather four top supply chain management software and technology analysts to discuss how some of the latest software and automation innovations are being put to work to help logistics professionals streamline their operations to keep pace.

DHL Supply Chain facility is showcasing how automation, humans can coexist
Located in central Ohio, Carhartt facility offers a peak at a modern omnichannel logistics operation.

Where Will the Next FedEx Come from in Today’s Tech-Ruled Markets?
Fred Smith was an innovative entrepreneur when he founded FedEx in 1973, revolutionizing the industry and introducing a brand new concept. Technology was integral to his success from the start, and remains so to this day.

Threat or Friend? Robotic Cleaning in Warehousing and Logistics
Overcoming common misconceptions about robotic cleaning.

The Warehouse of the Future
The following White Paper seeks to paint a picture of the ideal warehouse of the future and highlight how the warehousing and automation industries can unite to overcome challenges and achieve positive advancements for the entire warehouse sector.


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